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UNH Law Alumni Honored by New Hampshire Bar Association

The University of New Hampshire School of Law congratulates five alumni who were honored at the recent New Hampshire Bar Association midyear meeting.

The New Hampshire Bar Association awarded Distinguished Pro Bono Service Awards to Dawn DiManna, of DiManna Law Office in Kingston, who graduated in 2004; Joseph Dubiansky, of Deerfield, who graduated in 1976; Marilyn Mahoney, of Harvey and Mahoney PA in Manchester, who graduated in 1980.

The NHBA also awarded the Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service: George C. "Kit" Carter, of Carter Law Office in Lancaster, who graduated in 1982. According to the Bar Association: "Kit Carter is a true North Country lawyer, having practiced his entire career in Whitefield and Colebrook after his admission to the Bar in 1982, and in Lancaster since 1989. A solo practitioner, much of his work involves state-appointed representation of children and parents in abuse and neglect or Child In Need of Services cases."

Steven Scudder, of Concord, who graduated in 1983, was awarded the L. Jonathan Ross Award for Outstanding Commitment to Legal Services for the Poor. Scudder, currently the counsel for the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, ran the NH Bar Pro Bono program for 10 years and also helped develop the Domestic Violence and Emergency Project (DOVE). "Steven has been deeply involved in working on legal services for the poor for his entire career," according to the NHBA. "During Scudder's years as director (of the NH Bar Pro Bono Program), the program sought new ways to attract volunteer attorneys, including the development of referral marathons, greater recognition of especially committed volunteers, and by developing specialty programs that might attract attorneys who would not accept the divorce and custody cases that comprised the bulk of the Pro Bono waiting list."

"We applaud the wonderful work done here and around the world by our graduates," said UNH Law Dean and President John Broderick. "This is a testament to the commitment of our alumni to practicing law in the public interest in the state of New Hampshire."